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Western Pennsylvania Scholarship Fund for Higher Education The Western Pennsylvania Scholarship Fund for Higher Education was established at The Pittsburgh Foundation to provide scholarships for graduating high school seniors residing in Allegheny County who are planning on attending a 4-year college or university.

Average Award: $5,000
Award Type: Single-Year Award
Application Period Opens: 1/17/2023
Application Period Closes: 3/30/2023


  • Attend high school as a graduating senior.
  • Reside in in Allegheny County.
  • Demonstrate financial need.
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5.
  • Plan to attend a 4-year college or university in Pennsylvania.
  • Be Pell eligible as determined by the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).

How to Apply

  • Complete the essay section of the application.
  • Submit your Student Aid Report (SAR). If you have not already received your SAR, you can do so by applying for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • Submit two letters of reference including one academic and one personal reference (non-family).
  • Submit your unofficial transcripts.